An MIT designer has created a wallet that becomes harder to open as you run out of money.
The good news: scientists have discovered a completely new type of bacterium that could help with the disposal of old ships and oil rigs. The bad news: it's eating the Titanic.
Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that they say is tougher than Kevlar.
What do driving and football have in common? Crashes, collisions, and injuries, of course!
MIT's taken a step closer to practical fusion power with a technique that removes the contaminants that slow fusion reactions.
NASA scientists have discovered the first known microorganism (GFAJ-1) on Earth capable of reproducing and thriving on a highly toxic chemical known as arsenic.
Ménage à trois? Wild orgies? One night stands? Who says science can't be sexy?
A medical team believes it's developed an effective vaccine against the most common type of brain cancer, and is about to try it out on human subjects.
A cognitive science professor and his team say they've applied a new psychology theory to create a computer program that can mimic creative human problem solving.
A University of Missouri researcher says it's possible to replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles - with cinnamon.
A new cap badge could allow immediate diagnosis of the severity of exposure to explosive blasts on the battlefield.
US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, a study of officially withdrawn studies shows.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found an elixir of youth - for mice, at any rate.
A surprised team of international scientists recently discovered that sea sponges - one of Earth's oldest life forms - share almost 70 percent of the same genes as human beings.
Today, the day after Thanksgiving as you eat leftover cranberry sauce for breakfast, you might wonder why the sour taste is so strong.
Oh dear, oh dear. A week or two ago, I found myself on a city street listening to a very cross man on a soap-box explaining that evolutionary theory couldn't possibly be correct, as he remembered his grandfather and his grandfather wasn't a monkey.
Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, previously thought to be impossible - a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons.
Patients may no longer have to wait days for biopsy results, thanks to a new tissue-imaging technique that gives results in a matter of minutes.
Looking to create a robotic arm that would be both strong and dexterous, German engineering company Festo has created a bionic elephant's trunk.
The ALICE detector team at CERN has discovered that the very early universe consisted of a hot, dense liquid, rather than a gas.